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Monday, 09 December 2013 08:00

Studying abroad? Plan ahead.

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2013_December_Shawn-Lestage.jpgI graduated in July with an LLB from the University of Sussex in Brighton, England. Many of my classmates were also Canadian and have since embarked on impressive paths ranging from the International Criminal Court in Holland to LLM studies at the University of Toronto.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2013_December_ultra-vires-screenshot.jpgNoting “the good times are not coming back,” Ultra Vires, the law student newspaper at the University of Toronto, reports the number of law students recruited by firms on Bay Street continues to decline.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Kyle-Nayman.jpgCanada’s justice system is among the best in the world. Indeed, many people would trade their judicial systems for Canada’s in a heartbeat. That said, our system is imperfect.
Monday, 25 November 2013 08:00

Ryerson and Ottawa U to provide LPPs

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Director of Ryerson’s Law Research Centre Avner Levin, Ryerson president Sheldon Levy, Bencher Janet Minor, Treasurer Tom Conway, and Ryerson strategic adviser Chris Bentley.
Director of Ryerson’s Law Research Centre Avner Levin, Ryerson president Sheldon Levy, Bencher Janet Minor, Treasurer Tom Conway, and Ryerson strategic adviser Chris Bentley.
The Law Society of Upper Canada has picked Ryerson University and the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law to be the providers of its alternative licensing law practice program.
Monday, 25 November 2013 08:00

Learning outside the law school bubble

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_2013rebecca_lockwood_new.jpgExperiential education has been a hot topic ever since I began studying law in 2011, although it was most definitely an important conversation before that too.
Lisa Blais, president of the Association of Justice Counsel, says the Department of Justice should pay all articling students’ bar fees.
Lisa Blais, president of the Association of Justice Counsel, says the Department of Justice should pay all articling students’ bar fees.
In taking a stand for articling students, the Association of Justice Counsel has accused the Department of Justice of failing to pay all students’ law society membership fees.
Beverley McLachlin is the first woman to be appointed chief justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, a position she has held since 2000.
Beverley McLachlin is the first woman to be appointed chief justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, a position she has held since 2000.
Since the inception of the Supreme Court of Canada, many men — and a depressingly low number of women — have served this institution. In light of the recent controversy surrounding the appointment of Justice Marc Nadon, I have reflected on what would be my all-star SCC panel. No, this light-hearted, satirical list does not conform to the statutory requirement of Quebec representation, nor is every judge bilingual. (This is my dream team, OK?)
Monday, 11 November 2013 08:00

Go on exchange — it’s worth it!

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Sasha Toten visited Cambodia’s famous temple Angkor Wat during her exchange in Hong Kong.
Sasha Toten visited Cambodia’s famous temple Angkor Wat during her exchange in Hong Kong.
When you are in the midst of first-year law, or applying for summer jobs, it can be hard to think about anything other than the task at hand. Applying for exchange, however, is an opportunity worth taking advantage of if it’s possible for you.
Monday, 11 November 2013 08:00

U of T alters admissions policies

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Benjamin Alarie, co-chairman of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law admissions committee, says the school is trying to reach out to all levels of potential students.
Benjamin Alarie, co-chairman of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law admissions committee, says the school is trying to reach out to all levels of potential students.
The University of Toronto Faculty of Law has modified its admissions policies and ramped up its outreach and diversity efforts.
Monday, 04 November 2013 08:00

Articling 101: Taking advantage of resources

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2013_November_Sasha_Toten.jpgOne of the biggest challenges articling students face, especially in the first few months, is that nearly every assignment requires looking into an area of law, or drafting a document, that we have never seen before. Without much familiarity of how to seek out the proper resources, most tasks can seem a bit daunting.
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